Sleep in children with neurodevelopmental difficulties
Helen S Heussler, Harriet Hiscock
JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRICS AND CHILD HEALTH | WILEY | Published : 2018
Sleep disorders in children with neurodevelopmental disorders are complex and reflect underlying genetic/biological and behavioural components. The sleep disorders are the same as in the typically developing child, although there may be some modifications to the presentation or the frequency depending on the phenotype. Consideration of the known phenotypes and environmental issues are important in defining management strategies. Despite this complexity, defined behavioural strategies with good sleep hygiene can have a significant effect on the sleep problem and on parental management of the behaviours.
Awarded by NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship Award
Professor Hiscock is the recipient of an NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship Award (1136222). Murdoch Children's Research Institute is supported by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program.